I understand the St.L & SF underwent a few renumberings in their steam roster. The one we are most familar with is the 1903 renumbering.
Well, my interest runs in the pre-1903 era, and I'm seeing evidence of a renumber previous to that.
Case in point, original engine #44, a Baldwin 4-6-0 purchased and built in 1879 for the St.L & SF. According to the "Complete Roster" in xls available from this site (I think?), the numbering history for #44 is as follows:
44, 154, then in the 1903 renumber: 404.
My question: When did the renumbering take place between the original number and the 1903 renumber? Does anyone know?
Seeing as my target date is 1888-1890, I'm wondering if the first renumbering had taken place by that time.
Thanks for any input.